33. Editorial Note
Secretary of State Dulles left Washington on July 3 and flew to Paris for his July 5 talks with President de Gaulle. He was accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs C. Burke Elbrick and Matthew J. Looram of the Office of Western European Affairs. Documentation on this meeting is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 63 D 123, CF 1036. Copies of the memoranda of conversation are ibid., Central File 611.51.
Dulles and de Gaulle met twice on July 5, first at 10:30 a.m. and later at 2:45 p.m., see Documents 34 and 35. At 4:30 p.m., the Secretary met with Foreign Minister Couve de Murville and discussed many issues. The memorandum of their discussion about East-West relations is printed as Document 36. Memoranda of their conversations on Indonesia, the Middle East, and the Chinese Communists are scheduled for publication in the relevant Foreign Relations volumes. Memoranda of their conversations on North Africa and on the aviation agreement, in which Couve said France was planning to denounce its agreement with the United States, are not printed.
At 6 p.m., the Secretary met with the Secretary General of NATO, Paul-Henri Spaak, while Looram met with Louis Joxe, Secretary General of the French Foreign Ministry, to discuss nuclear stockpiles and NATO. See Part 1, Documents 152 and 153, respectively.
A copy of the joint French-U.S. communiqué on the de Gaulle-Dulles conversation, dated July 5, is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 63 D 123, CF 1036.
The Secretary and his party left Paris at 12:30 a.m. on July 6 and arrived in Washington that same evening.